Head Pro Tour 280/630

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  1. asintu

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    were these rackets 93 or 98 sq. in.?
     
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  2. HeadPrestige

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    95 .........10 char
     
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  3. NLBwell

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    Labeled as 98 but much closer to 95 than 98 (for the stringbed)
     
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  4. Deuce

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    630 sq. cm.

    (280 nautical miles).
     
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  5. Bud

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    To the outside of the frame.

    The stringbed is closer to 615 sq. cm. or 95 sq. in... the same as the HEAD Radical Mid+.
     
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  6. Deuce

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    I agree that there is no difference between a 95 sq. in. racquet and Head's supposed 98 sq. in. racquets. But please don't start with that "measuring the inside of the frame / measuring the outside of the frame" stuff.

    That Head calls it 98 sq. in. is much more likely a marketing strategy than anything else.
    Just like the Prestige Mids, which Head claims are 93 sq. in., but are really 89.5 sq. in.
    It's all about marketing.
     
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  7. pham4313

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    anyone has problems with squeaky grips? especially the buttcap joint where it meets the handle. Both two of mine squeak pretty bad. Wonder if i just have to unwrap the handle and re-staple it. What would you do?
     
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  8. Vik

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    I have an asian version that has a squeaky handle. I keep expecting the end to break off in my hand on a big return, but hasn't yet:)
     
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  9. Pro_Tour_630

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  10. Bud

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    So, you don't really know if it's marketing or not. Do you know for a fact it's not the measuring technique that accounts for the discrepancy?
     
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  11. StunLock

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    Head DOES NOT (or NO ONE for that matter) measure frames from outside. If they did, then a Head-labeled 98 frame would have been a MiD measured inside. This can be proven easily with math.
     
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  12. jace112

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    pics comparing a 95 in² from wilson to a 98 in2 from head easily prove that you are wrong
     
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  13. StunLock

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    what do those pics show? they show wilson's 95 is comparable (if not identical) to head's 98, dont they? Then how does that prove me wrong??

    I would be proven wrong if you can show me a pic where a Head 98 frame inside mathces a Wilson's 95 frame outside, which you never can.
     
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  14. jace112

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    You are right, I misread your quote. I've taken some pics comparing my Pro Tour 630 to a 95 in² Pro Staff...
    Sorry :cry:
     
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  15. StunLock

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    No worries, man :) Yeah, Head calling it 98 is kinda confusing
     
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  16. pham4313

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    just wondering how do you guys deal with squeaky grip? If it happens to anyone?:)
     
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  17. Deuce

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    Well, YOU'RE the one who stated your claim as fact... whereas I'M the one who wrote "it is much more likely that it's a marketing strategy".

    As far as I'm concerned, this 'Head measures the outside of the frame' claim makes far less sense than it being a marketing decision.
    Besides - when you do the math, your claim simply doesn't add up - a 3 sq. in. difference between the outside and the inside of the frame in both the Prestige Mids and the various MidPluses? I don't think that's possible.

    The claim that Head measures the outside of the frame is in my opinion nothing more than a simpleton, untrue rumor perpetuated by this message board.

    Take the staples out, take the butt cap off, put some silicone in the butt cap, re-attach the butt cap, wait 24 for it to dry properly, hit the courts.
     
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